• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Educational Fee Waivers

Schools or other bona fide educational institutions (accredited, officially recognized, or tax exempt for educational purposes) may request an educational fee waiver. The fee waiver will allow qualifying groups free entry into the park for educational or scientific purposes.

To request an educational fee waiver, please use the following procedure:

  1. Mail or fax a fee waiver request at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit. The request should be on school or educational institution letterhead and clearly state that you are requesting a fee waiver for educational purposes. For quicker response, include your fax number in the letter.
  2. State the educational purpose of your visit, i.e., what your group will be studying during their park visit.
  3. Indicate the date(s) you are planning to visit the park and include the number of students with the ages or grade levels and the number of adults that you will be bringing.

Please fax your request to the Shenandoah National Park Education Office at 540-999-3686 or mail to:

Education Office
ShenandoahNational Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East
Luray, VA 22835
Attn: Fee Waiver Request

Did You Know?

A 1930s photo showing heavy equipment being used to construct an overlook on Skyline Drive.

Construction of Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive began in July 1931 on an acquired 100-foot right-of-way through privately owned land. The park was not established until four-and-a-half years later. More...